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ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 650,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year. As a registered charity, ABRSM also makes significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music.  In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, ABRSM supports high quality music-making and learning around the world.

Dubai College is proud to be the ABRSM representative in Dubai, a position the college has held since 1980.  Dubai College is Dubai’s main ABRSM examination centre for both Face to Face practical and theory exams and the largest exam centre in the Middle East.

Thousands of music students have taken exams through Dubai College from music schools and other primary and secondary schools across Dubai.

In 2020, ABRSM launched a new set of exams, Digital Performance Grades, which are based on a pre-recorded video performance and available to all music students in Dubai. These exams are in addition to the Face to Face Practical exams.  Further information about ABRSM, including details of exams and how to register, can be found on the website For local enquiries please complete our contact us form and select ABRSM Music enquiry.

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